Our Aim & Purposes

Our Aim & Purposes

Our Aim & Purposes

  1. To educate society, at all levels, to better understand the experiences of hearing voices, paranoia and childhood trauma.
  2. To promote and support research into hearing voices, especially in youth, and the co-relationship with childhood trauma and paranoia.
  3. To promote and support early intervention programs specifically designed for the experiences of voice hearing, paranoia and childhood trauma.
  4. To promote and support research and education regarding suicidality and the risk of suicide.
  5. To advocate for stronger alliances between mainstream mental health services and NGOs, that provide support for people with lived experience of hearing voices, paranoia and childhood trauma.
  6. To advocate for change in the mainstream mental health services “model” for treating people with lived experience of hearing voices, paranoia and childhood trauma, through ongoing media promotional activity, including the publishing of “Melissa’s Story.”
  7. To collaborate with other foundations and organisations to jointly promote recovery through seminars, conferences, workshops and promotional material.
  8. To collaborate specifically with Hearing Voices Networks & Paranoia Networks both locally and overseas to better promote awareness and recovery.
  9. To align the Foundation with community groups, NGOs and other mental health support groups to further create awareness and aid recovery.
  10. To support organisations, through the Foundation’s fundraising activities, whose aims and objectives are consistent with the mission, aims and purposes of the Foundation.
  11. To create an ongoing legacy to Mel, and in doing so, help others who suffer like Mel suffered.

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